DCCC Outraises NRCC During Pre-Election Period
Updated 7:43 p.m.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 17-day pre-election fundraising period, according to Federal Election Commission filings and committee announcements.
The DCCC announced Thursday evening that it raised $9.5 million between October 1 and October 17, after the NRCC filed its pre-general report detailing $7.4 million in early October receipts. The two committees have nearly equal amounts of cash for the final stretch run: $11 million for the NRCC to $10.1 million for the DCCC. The NRCC has had a cash advantage all year long and has put it to use over the past two months; the Republican committee spent nearly $26 million (including $19.9 million on independent expenditures) in the first 17 days of October alone.
But the DCCC also took out a $17 million line of credit (all of which they may or may not spend) for the home stretch, which isn't reflected in the report -- a release from the committee indicates $565,000 in debt.